Chocolate Sheet Cake with Delicious Vanilla Frosting

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I have been intrigued for a while now by a recipe that has been touted on numerous blogs as, “the best vanilla frosting I’ve ever had!” The recipe looked a little odd because it contained flour that has to be cooked. I’ve never heard of flour in a frosting recipe, but yesterday I decided to […]

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

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A mayonnaise cake?  OK, I know it sounds pretty repulsive, but give me a second here. Believe it or not, this cake is moist and delicious without even a hint of mayonnaise taste. The mayo in this recipe replaces the fat that typically goes into a cake, like butter or oil, and also the eggs. […]

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

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This cake isn’t the most beautiful, but it’s one of my all-time favorites.    It reminds me of devil dogs and Hostess cupcakes (the kind with the white swirl on top).   I’ve made this a couple of times now, with great reviews both times.  The chocolate cake is very moist (unlike devil dogs) and the marshmallow […]

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Boston Cream Pie

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My mother is from Boston and I grew up eating Boston Cream Pie made by my grandmother. It was one of her signature desserts. Her other signature dessert was vanilla ice cream with her homemade hot chocolate sauce. My mouth is watering just remembering it.

Grandma made her Boston Cream […]

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Apple Cake

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I’m going to let my husband say a few words because he LOVED this apple cake.    I thought it tasted like something that came from a bakery, not from my own oven.   I can see why he liked it, but it definitely wasn’t my favorite.  I didn’t hate it, I just didn’t LOVE it.  Here’s […]

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Cake Pops

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These cake pops have been making the blog rounds for what seems like a couple of years now. I wanted to make them last summer, but I didn’t have the chocolate bits that were needed, so I never made them. Last week it was raining so we took the kids […]

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Lemon Cake

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Yesterday I felt like making a pound cake.   I have never made one from scratch, and I think the last one I made was twenty-five years ago from a box.   I have fond memories of pound cake from when I was growing up, so I decided to try to make one from scratch. […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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At this time of year, there’s a lot of zucchini around.  Last week I sliced it thinly lengthwise (1/4 inch wide), tossed it with a little olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper and grilled it.  Delicious!   If you’re looking for something sweet, this chocolate zucchini cake is a great recipe to try.   […]

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Grandma Sachs' Crumb Cake

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Three of my boys have publishing parties this week at school and they all take place at 9 am. A publishing party is a kindergarten celebration that focuses on the children’s writing. Each of my sons wrote a non-fiction book about 6 pages long complete with a cover page, a dedication […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Ok, so I’m starting a blog. Why? It’s not like I don’t have anything else to do with a husband, four boys age-5 and under and a four-foot-long lizard. I’m starting it because I like to cook and my […]

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